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today. >> charlie d'agata in gaza city, thanks. >>> there's new pressure for egypt to step up and negotiate an end to the current round of fighting. this morning there are conflicting reports out of cairo that israel and gaza could be close to a truce. clarissa ward is in the egyptian capital. good morning, clarissa. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the egyptian president morsi has said repeatedly he hopes to announce a cease-fire agreement imminently. but cbs news has spoken to a source very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they said that so far these talks are not going anywhere. now, one of the reasons for that may be that hamas is making some pretty big demands in exchange for stopping its rocket attacks on israel. primarily it wants an end to the israeli blockade of the gaza strip. israel unlikely to budge on that issue because of fears that lifting the blockade would lead to an influx of weapons that could get into the hands of militants inside gaza. as you said, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to cairo now for talks as diplomati
. the trip was officially to lend world support to hamas, which egypt's government supports but he was accompanied by officials involved in brokering a truce in the last gaza fighting in hopes of do iing the same again. sophisticated anti-missile defense system that includes both israeli developed revelry. some got through. this family was surveying the damage of their home when fear of another attack sent every one scurrying for shelter. with at least a dozen casualties in gaza, including six children repo reported so far. the three-hour egyptian mission had little to offer in way of immediate hope for either side. calling the fighting a tragedy and said he would spare no effort to achieve a truce. the next diplomatic effort will be tuesday when u.n. secretary general ban ki moon arrives. between now and then, there may be a lot more they have to negotiate if he wants a cease fire, never mind a truce, in this battle. i'm allen pizzey on the israeli/gaza border. >> george mitchell, former united states special envoy, welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> this clash and the exchange of
built in. could that be qatar, turkey? the most likely player would be gypt. egypt. hamas. they have a relationship with israel, a strong relationship egypti with hamas. idea that might mean putting egyptian monitors in, on the idea that the long-range rockets hamas goted. from iran would be removed, no co further shipments would come in be no and there would be no shooting inte there. that would put egypt in a prettypresident mo interesting position. >> considering the new leader is the muslim brotherhood. >> they created hamas. monitor when you look at them as o monitor, that's the trust but trust. verify who do we really trust.egypt but israel has a long-standing s govern relationship with egypt, not this government. that would be a big test for vernment morsi, the morsi government and brother the muslim brotherhood as a broker legitimate broker in the region.nk and i think there's some hope that that could come together. also but also at the same time a lotlot of of >> john, i'm struck by how much the egyptian president has been resident engaged with
early morning calls today to the leaders of israel and egypt, he has deepened u.s. involvement, sending secretary of state clinton to the region. >> the goal throughout that trip is for everybody to use their influence and their voices to encourage a peaceful outcome. our bottom line is that peace has to include an end of rocket fire that threatens israel. >> reporter: clinton will first go to israel to meet with prime minister netanyahu and then to pal's esestine but will not meet with hamas. very aware of the increasing pressure from congress to cut the more than $1 billion in military aid which the u.s. gives to egypt if they don't cooperate. clinton's message, an escalation of the violence will hurt everyone israeli and palestinians. calm is in everyone's best interest. for sbs"cbs this morning," bill plante in phnom penh. >> the obama administration is warning against making any ground attacks. air attacks continue at this hour. allan pizzey is in tel aviv. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are sign that is both sides of the conflict a
have been wounded. >>> in egypt, new protests this morning against president mohamed morsi, following the monstrationsnstrations yet on tuesday. ens of thousands gathered in tahrir square, demanding that he demanding hdrawnce his administration's giving him broad new powers. > reporter: things are much calmer here today. yesterday in cairo, we saw scenes that were strikingly reminiscent of the egyptian revolution of nearly two years ago. tahrir square, the birthplace of the revolution, once again was carpeted by protesters. chanting the same slogan. eople want the downfall of the regime. this time, the target of their anger was egypt's first ctedcratically elected president, mohamed morsi, who they accuse of behaving like a f phara pharaoh. who want everybody who believes ing toedom of speech and freedom get today and never get back home until they release -- ntations br: violent police.rations between protesters and police. it was mostly a peaceful demonstration by people who say they will keep protesting until president morsi gives up his sweeping new powers. mohammed amer, a retire
. norah and charlie? morsiter evans, thank you. mohamed morsi will speak to the people of egypt today, grantedng why he granted elf almost ast absolute power as the egyptian assembly works on new constitution. holly williams is in cairo this morning where demonstrators have blocked access to the united block embase. >> reporter: this is now a battle of wills between mohamed orsi, egypt's first democratically elected president and his opponents. tahrir square in central cairo, pres rotesters have accused the president of behaving like a areator are camped out. onstrationlanning a demonstration there on saturday. there are fears that could spark spark mlent clashes after an lready tumultuous week. address tmorsi will address the later later on today. so far he is showing no signs of backing do backing down from the expanded new powers he gave himself last week. week. he says he needs those powers to guide guide egypt to a new constitution. the constitution is being drafted by an assembly dominated by president morsi's islamist allies. two more liberal members quit because they said thei
funds. he says he is willing to begin peace negotiations. >> egypt's parliament, dominated by conservative muslims approved a new constitution early this morning. the assembly's more moderate members are crying foul. it is sparking another day of protests against president mohamed morsi. morsi's supporters plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on
in egypt. here in cairo, protesters are angry with president morsi, throwing stones at police. the police firing back with tear gas. yesterday in a town one person was killed when an angry crowd attacked the local office of the muslim brotherhood. that is the islamist group in which the president draws so much of his support. here in sigh roe, on the square the birthplace of the egyptian revolution last year people protested, are camped out, and say they won't leave until president morsi agrees to assume the decree that has given him these sweeping new powers. >> any sign president morsi is willing to compromise? >> reporter: well many egyptians still support president morsi, but three of his senior advisers resigned and yesterday the egyptian stock market plunged by nearly 10%, perhaps the reason president morsi is sounding much more conciliatory, meeting today with a group of very senior judges and reiterated these measures are supposed to be temporary. he's promised he will relinquish them next year when egypt gets a new constitution and a new parliament, but the p
the night israeli forces launched a hundred missiles at gaza city. one hit the interior ministry. egypt's prime minister visited gaza this morning in show of support to hamas. >> images and prop pagan da are distributing instantly. john miller is here with that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what are they doing in the way they use social media that's different? >> we've never seen this before which is you've got a shooting war going on that started all of a sudden and you've got the israeli defense forces tweeting out in very real-time, the sirens just went off, missiles are coming, we struck here, we struck there and hamas on their twitter tweeting back we just fired here, we just hit this, we struck that. and you got the war of the missiles but you got the war of words going direct to the public, bypassing the media. >> the risk of that? >> there's no risk of it. if you're the israeli defense forces, or for that matter hamas you don't go through the very critical questioning media filter. you're talking direct to the people. but it's very interesting tha
. >> thanks, norah. >>> to the growing instability in the middle east. egypt's capital this morning, opponents rallied against mohamed morsi, he met with the senior judges monday trying to quiet the dispute over his effort to assume near absolute power. holly williams is in cairo. good morning holly. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. he met with several senior judges and told them that one of his new powers immuneity from the court would only apply to sovereign matters. the problem is that we don't know exactly what that means. it certainly won't satisfy his opponents. they're holding a large demonstration today in tahrir square, right behind me. you'll remember the square from last year's egyptian revolution which ousted the country's long-time dictator. one of the organizers of today's demonstration told me he is expecting half a million people. that seems ambitious. at the moment there are only a few thousand people out. some of president's morsi's supporters were planning a gathering but canceled that because they were afraid of clashes. we may
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